Tolfa Short Film Festival

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FRANCESCA RETTONDINI GODMOTHER OF ITFF 2017

She starred as actress in television, where in 1993 she joined soap opera “Passioni”, directed by Fabrizio Costa, and in the TV series “I ragazzi del muretto 2.” In 1995 she joined in tv miniseries “Pazza”, directed by Enrico Montesano. Often alternates TV series with theatrical films; she starred as a lead actress in the film Ragazzi nella notte (1995), then, next

year, in secondary roles in films including “Una donna in fuga“ by Roberto Rocco, “Un inverno freddo freddo” by Roberto Cimpanelli and “Ninfa Plebea” by Lina Wertmüller. She joined in the cast of sit com “Finalmente Soli“ (2001) in the sixth episode of the third series “Una famiglia in prestito ", in the role of Cinzia. Next years later she starred in other films, some quite successful, even with prominent roles. In 2002 she tried the international career by taking part in Steve Beck's film “Ghost Ship”, where she played the role of Francesca, the singer who sings the melancholy “Senza Fine” and dies, together with the other guests of the ship, during an accident and then returns from afterlife. In 2005, together with other Italian actors she is one of the protagonists of the horror film “Dekronos – Il demone del tempo” by Rachel Griffths. In 2013 she was protagonist of “Nero infinito” directed by Giorgio Bruno, a thriller based of particularly violent scenes, while in 2015 she played Elena's role in the film “Rosso mille miglia“ by Claudio Uberti. Her career also include TV films like: : “Ladri si nasce” by Pier Francesco Pingitore, “La villa dei misteri” by Beppe Cino , both produced in 1997, “S.P.Q.R.” (1998) by Claudio Risi, “Una donna per amico 2” (1999) by Rossella Izzo, two seasons of “Sei forte maestro” (2000 - 2001) which play the role of Claudia, “Angelo il custode” (2001), “Elisa di Rivombrosa” and “Incantesimo 6” (2003).In 2006 she joined “CentoVetrine” soap opera until 2008, where she played role of Gloria Raggi In 2009 she’s guest star in the third season of “I Cesaroni” and in “Albergo Very Strong” sit-com with comedian duo Manuel & Kikka. In addition to acting as an actress, she worked in various TV programs as assistant and also as a conductor, both on Rai and Mediaset networks, including: “Notti Rock” (Rai Uno), “Sereno Variabile” (Rai Due), with Osvaldo Bevilacqua, “Stranamore”,”Cuori e denari”, “Mare Moda Positano” (1996), “Bellissima” from 1995 to 1997(Canale 5), “Adventure Film Festival” (Rai Tre). In the nineties it was long-time engaged with conductor Alberto Castagna, which collaborated in various tv show. Their relationship gained a lot of interest by the tabloid chronicles. In 2005 she participated as competitor in reality show La Talpa.